We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer of MyLifeCreated.com, to tell us all about how astrology is affecting our lives each day. Today's topic: your daily horoscope for Jan. 22, 2018.
The Moon shifts into fiery Aries early this morning, but we may find ourselves feeling a bit cranky as the day opens with a square-off between the Moon and serious Saturn in Capricorn. Under this cosmic combination we may feel conflicted between following our impulses and taking a cue from the more practical side of our brains. As such, we may need to figure out ways to find a way to feed our craving for passion and adventure without making a mess of things along the way. Saturn requires that we think about the impact of our actions over the long-term over instant gratification. By mid-day, the vibe shifts significantly as the Aries Moon meets up with Venus in friendly Aquarius, putting us in the mood for some lighthearted fun and good company with good people.
Read below to see what the stars mean for your sign today.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You could be feeling a bit dejected this morning, like you're having to choose between your head and your heart, and your head seems to be winning. Though it's good to be practical, try not to do it by being too self-critical. Time spent with friends could give you the encouragement you need.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
When it comes to moving forward, you have to be willing to get out of your own way. Simply put, it's time to release your self-limiting beliefs. How can you see things for what they are yet still be open to possibility? Hint: have a little faith. In fulfilling your goals, you have more resources than you think.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
You may feel like a friend or someone in your circle doesn't have your back or your best interest at heart. If this is the case, it may be time to not only examine your relationship to this person but to actually let the relationship go. Take yourself in a new direction. You can make better friends.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
You might feel like your relationship or the prospect of one isn't going in the direction you want. Though it may be necessary for you to take some time to yourself to get clear about your desires. It's not that you can't have what you want. You just may need to be open to something different from your norm.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
You may be tempted to pile on the work today, but it's important that you don't spread yourself too thin. On the same token, you may have a big idea you want to make happen, but the minor details may be making the task seem impossible. A partnership or collaboration could help you fill in the gaps.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
Are you busy chasing someone that isn't able to provide you with the intimacy or stability you need? Has your love life felt pretty dry as of late? While it may be hard to see the good in all of this, recognize that it's the cosmos' way of telling you to pay some closer attention to yourself for the time being.
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
You and your partner (or someone you're close to) may not be seeing eye to eye today. Though you do need to address the issue, it may be a good idea to let things cool down a bit before you try to work anything out. It could be that both of you are in need of some fun time together as well as alone.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
It may feel like no matter what you try to do today, things aren't coming together the way you need them to, which could have you ready to give up. However, before you get overwhelmed or throw in the towel, take a step back and get yourself re-centered. You can always come back to it later.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
While you may be in a romantic mood, make sure to hold yourself accountable when it comes to your standards. In other words, don't settle for just any old thing. You deserve more in love. Though don't feel dejected if single. Meeting someone worthwhile can happen if you open your social circle up again.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Someone in your family may come calling on you today for help. Though while it's OK to help out those you love from time to time, know that you don't always have to come to the rescue of others. As such, it may be time to set down a hard boundary. It's time to value yourself enough to say no.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
You may be feeling a bit hopeless or deflated today. Though before you spiral down a rabbit hole of despair, recognize that you may be making things bleaker than what they really are. Remember your brilliance. Do at least one thing for yourself today that boosts your mood and your self-esteem.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
You may be feeling like a plan you have won't ever come into fruition, especially where your finances may be concerned. Though instead of worrying too much about things that you may not be able to control right now, try having a little faith. The blessing you need is on the way.